Please Note:

Available LDAO online workshops can be purchased directly from here

LDAO has created several online workshops and courses.  Workshops are self-paced online learning environments, similar to our courses, but without direct access to a moderator.  Though workshops are not facilitated, LDAO would continue to be available to participants to answer questions and concerns in a timely manner.

All of our online workshops and courses are delivered via LDAO’s Online Learning Forum at and

Online Workshops and Courses:

Select the links below for more information about our courses or workshops.

Other informational workshops and conferences offered by our Chapters and other organizations are always listed in our Ontario LD Events section – select this link to visit that section of our website.

More Information about LDAO Workshops and Courses:

Registration Information

Please note that registration process varies according to the course or workshop you are interested in. For complete registration instructions for a course or workshop you would like to participate in, please look for the link to register in the course or workshop description information.

Payment Policies

Read below LDAO’s policy document on payment, withdraws, and requirements for course and workshopcompletion. Most courses have a nominal fee. Occasionally, courses cost more – these are courses which have assignments and  certificates of completion.

Workshop Refunds

Refunds are not provided for the online workshops once a username and password has been provided.

Course Refunds

A sliding scale will be employed for refunds as follows:

  • 50 Percent Refund – A 50 percent refund will be granted to registrants who official withdraw in writing up to 30 days to the start of the course.
  • 25 Percent Refund – A 25% refund will be granted to registrants who officially withdraw in writing up to 10 days prior to the course.
  • 0 Percent Refund – No refund will be provided once the course starts.
  • Nonattendance of a course is not considered an official withdrawal.
  • Should the course be cancelled by the LDAO a full refund will be provided to all participants.

What you can expect from an online learning environment

There are many different types of online education opportunities. They range from self-paced courses to real-time, instructor-led courses.  Most of the LDAO workshops and courses are self-paced and have a moderator who checks the bulletin boards from time to time to respond to questions. The moderator is also available by e-mail for questions.

Discussion groups

Discussion groups, delivered via the course Bulletin Boards, provide students with the opportunity to take leadership on specific topics of their experience or issues of importance to them in their studies. Here too our moderators may comment, support and link users.

Completion Certificates

Certificates of completion are offered for the professional workshops. When you have finished a course or worskhop and submitted successful assignments, we will send you a Certificate of Completion which you can add to your portfolio.


LDAO is committed to protecting your privacy. We understand that our visitors and registered members need to be in control of their personal information. All data you provide to us is confidential and will not be sold or shared with a third party. Our policies are designed to provide you with a private and secure means of gaining and using information.

Links to Other Sites

At LDAO’s Online Learning Forum, you will find links to web sites whose content we believe may be of possible interest and value to you. Once you leave our Web site, the use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you’re visiting. We do not necessarily endorse the opinions expressed by the Web site you are visiting outside of LDAO’s Online Learning Forum.